Many of our communities have their own comprehensive plan, put together by the community with the assistance of Council. On this page you will find an overview of each of the plans and links to the full plans. For more information on the process, including Council's involvement, see Community Planning.
Mayfair Community Plan
The catalyst for the Mayfair Community Plan was a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design report on Bill Mathewson Park. The report not only highlighted safety risks but also touched on the potential to create a more attractive and user-friendly asset in the heart of the Mayfair community. The report was followed up by a submission to Hastings District Council’s Annual Plan process. That showcased improvements that could be made to the park and highlighted issues, such as speeding vehicles and anti-social behaviour in and around the park, experienced by key stakeholders in the area including Mayfair School, Mayfair Kindergarten and Barnardo’s Childcare. The Mayfair Community Plan focuses on well-being, being safe, identity and connectivity, with Bill Mathewson (formerly Mayfair) Park as a strong focus.
Cape Coast Community Plan
The area that encompasses the coastal villages of Haumoana, Te Awanga and Clifton is a special place of rich history and immense beauty. The three villages, each with its own distinct character, are well known for their lively and dynamic communities. The area’s natural beauty, vibrant art scene, wineries, world-renowned tourist attractions and recreational activities make it a superb place to live and visit. The communities worked together to develop a place-based plan for Haumoana, Te Awanga and Clifton, receiving feedback from people living in the area through a series of community meetings and a survey. The Cape Coast Plan was formalised in 2014. The objectives in the plan include: The enhancement of the natural environment; formulating sustainable responses to coastal erosion and inundation; fostering community togetherness; supporting and enhancing the social and economic requirements of the community.
Maraekakaho Community Plan
Maraekakaho is a long-established rural community west of Hastings. In recent years, population growth and changing demands have seen increasing change within the community. A growing number families settling into the area has led to an growing school roll, new business development, more diversity and greater environmental awareness. The Maraekakaho Community Plan has eight main aims including improving road safety for all users, building community spirit, protecting and enhancing the waterways that flow through the area, and increasing awareness and action on all aspects of residents’ health - mental and physical.
Flaxmere Community Plans
In 2003 the Flaxmere community started work on a 10-year plan for the suburb. The Flaxmere Planning Committee oversaw the development of the Flaxmere Community Plan, published in 2005 with the vision “Flaxmere 2015 will be a beautiful, vibrant place of opportunity with people working together”. Much progress has been made including the updating of the plan, most recently in 2016. Building on the successes that came out of the earlier plans, the goals in the current version include: Develop communications channels within the community to keep everyone connected; share Flaxmere’s good news stories across the region and beyond; put a strong focus on health (including ‘healthy homes’); increase sport and recreation opportunities.
Anderson Park Community Plan
The Anderson Park Community Plan was developed during 2011 and 2012. A local community group was formed to facilitate the process and asked local people what was important to them and what could be done to make the suburb an even better place to live. The vision in the plan, and already well on the way to being achieved, is to make a great neighbourhood “even better”, by encouraging neighbours to do things together, and the enhancement of facilities and activities in the area.
Waimarama Community Plan
Waimarama is iconic to Hawke’s Bay and is recognised as being the premier coastal location in the region. Underpinning this is the mana whenua; their relationship with the resources and the natural environment is key to the spirit of Waimarama. The community’s vision is that this unique environment should be preserved and that all development should be sustainably managed. The plan has a central goal of producing a framework that will make Waimarama an even better place to live and visit.
Camberley Community Plan
Camberley was the first Hastings community to develop a community plan with the support of Council. Its most recent revision of the plan celebrates the successes so far, and reinforces the residents’ desire to continue to make Camberley a ‘safe, healthy and beautiful community’. The plan’s specific goals include increasing information and opportunities around education and employment, celebrate the neighbourhood’s cultural diversity, and continue to foster community activities that bring the people together.
Clive Community Plan
Clive is an attractive rural village set on the banks of the Clive River, where businesses thrive at the hands of a creative and friendly community. The Clive Community Plan was formalised on 22 June 2017, with three main aspirations: Feeling safe (particularly road safety); protecting the area’s natural resources; encouraging the already tight-knit and close community spirit with activities that promote social interaction.
Whakatu Community Plan
Whakatu 2020 is the second plan for this community. Its vision, ‘A village that is friendly, safe, thriving and supported in a harmonious relationship by its industrial neighbours - Whakatu 100% employed’ reflects its strong focus on education, training and employment. Almost all of the goals in the original plan had been achieved, with the outstanding ones carried over to the new plan. Elements of the strategic goals in the new plan include developing a youth strategy, raising household incomes in the village through training and workforce participation, and the continued enhancement of the environment - both natural and built.